Casgliad Cymdeithas Hanes Pennal a Corris

Scope and Content

Papers collected by Cymdeithas Hanes Pennal a Corris relating to those areas of southern Merionethshire, 1842-[1984], including photographs and postcards, 1900-[1950s] and [n. d.], relating to agriculture, buildings, schools, railways and other transport, quarries, people and views mainly in the Corris and Aberllefenni areas; miscellaneous books, periodicals, programmes and other printed matter, 1864-1975; letters, 1906-1962; memorial cards, 1848-1920; records relating to local Friendly Societies, 1842-1946; oral history tapes, [1983]; collections of hymns and other music, 1884-1925; programmes for various musical assemblies, 1885-1970; chapel annual reports, 1914-1927, 1967; Pwyllgor Eglwysi Efengylaidd Corris a'r Cylch minutes, 1924-1966; financial records of Corris and District Council of Churches, 1956-1982, vouchers and other miscellaneous financial records, 1904-1934; pand lans and sections of Corris cottages, [19th century]-[20th century].

Administrative / Biographical History

Cymdeithas Hanes Pennal a Corris ('the Pennal and Corris Historical Society') collected photographs and other historical items relating to the parishes of Pennal and Corris and surrounding area, in the southern part of Merionethshire.


Arranged into the following: agriculture; buildings; schools; railways and transport; quarries; people; views; miscellaneous photographs; letters, books, programmes and accounts; photograph album; list of items given with the deposit; oral history tapes; miscellaneous.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the Rev. Geraint ap Iorwerth, Y Rheithordy, Pennal, Machynlleth, Powys, on behalf of the Society.


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Casgliad Cymdeithas Hanes Pennal a Corris, rhestr (catalogue).

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives and the National Library of Wales.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected